The government is promoting for the first time a €25 million helpline aimed at removing asbestos for the installation of photovoltaic panels.

The government is promoting for the first time a €25 million helpline aimed at removing asbestos for the installation of photovoltaic panels.

There will be a provision of 15 million euros for industrial zones and another of 10 million euros focusing on the business sector on the islands.

The Ministry of Business, Employment and Energy, through the Directorate-General for Circular Economy, Energy Transition and Climate Change, will, for the first time, launch a helpline worth €25 million from European Next Generation Funds considering the removal of fiber cement or asbestos in photovoltaic panel installation projects either in industrial areas of the islands or In existing buildings of individuals, companies, associations or public companies.

“This aid was born out of necessity and responsibility,” explains Council Member Alejandro Saenz de San Pedro. “It is necessary to expand resources so that we can eliminate these polluting materials that are harmful to our environment and at the same time encourage their use.” “Renewable energy through the installation of photovoltaic panels. The goal and priority is to eliminate it as much as possible within our policy to combat climate change.”

This week the government will launch two appeals for assistance within the Balearic Islands Energy Transition Investment Plan (PITEIB) with the aim of promoting the use of renewable energies, eliminating harmful waste, facilitating the energy transition and effectively combating climate change.

Those interested, whether businesses or individuals, will be able to apply from January 15 and will have six months to do so, with the deadline of July 15, 2024.

On the one hand, the aid allocated to industrial zones will be called for measures related to collective self-consumption with or without electricity storage with renewable energy sources, renewable thermal installations, as well as measures on sustainable mobility, with the aim of increasing the production of renewable electric energy, and reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.

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Its financial endowment will be 15 million euros distributed over two years: 7 million in 2024 and 8 million in 2025. The actions and projects must be implemented within the specified deadline, which cannot exceed July 31, 2025.

Its beneficiaries may be autonomous bodies, public business entities, publicly traded companies, public sector organizations and unions developing their activity in the autonomous community, as well as renewable energy communities, citizen energy communities, landlord communities, business associations, cooperatives or non-profit entities. Which is legally established or has at least 5 members.

This first call, focusing on industrial zones, represents a series of supported incentives such as:

– Implementing collective facilities for self-consumption with or without electrical storage using renewable energy sources.

– Implementing shared vehicle systems.

– Acquisition of zero-emission shuttle vehicles.

– Central thermal energy production facilities with renewable sources of hydrothermal or geothermal technologies (excluding air and air technologies), intended for air conditioning and/or domestic hot water.

“With these grants, we have put an end to rooftop insolation, we are strongly committed to installing renewable energy sources in urbanized urban spaces and we are promoting the occupation of spaces already transformed by humans,” explains Diego Vio, Managing Director of Economy Circular. Energy transition and climate change. “An example of supported incentives is a project to replace an asbestos roof with photovoltaic panels in a 1,000 square meter industrial building,” he adds. “With the assistance that will cover the removal of fiber cement and its subsequent processing, the owner can get about 30% of the cost if the company Small and 12% in the case of a large company.

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The other line of aid, which focuses on companies in the Balearic Islands, has a budget of 10 million euros, divided equally into two annual parts worth 3 million in 2024 and 7 million in 2025.

The beneficiaries, small and medium-sized enterprises on the islands, will be able to access the appeal through two eligible incentive programmes: self-consumption installation projects with or without electrical storage through renewable energy sources or energy efficiency projects for lighting installations within existing buildings.

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